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Update on Programs and Workshops September 2022

Upcoming Workshops and Programs

All Workshops are 1 day & the class fee is $45 each. Kit/Lab fees are extra and all participants will be provided with supply list and/or kit fees upon registration. Be sure to log in to our newly renovated Website for copies of all supply lists and information provided by our speakers about their classes!

September:  Silent Auction and Mega Sale  (no workshop)

October:  Program and Workshop:  Sheila Collins (Fabric Art) https://sheilacollins.us/piqf2021/

November:  Program and Workshop: Linda Schmidt (Fibre Artist) http://www.shortattentionspanquilting.com/

The Program & Workshops team is already booking talented speakers for next year. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a speaker or a topic/technique that might appeal to our group!

Questions? Contact our workshop team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text Kris Doan at 760-822-1970 or Rena Hernandez at 760-585-6072.

 

Silent Auction and Mega Sale Update

The countdown is almost over! The Big Day is almost here! Only a few more sleeps!

That's right, the Silent Auction and Mega Sale will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at The Fields Church, 2265 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, beginning at 9:30am. The team has been hard at work and the donations are bagged and bundled and ready for you to select. Our beautiful new venue will be divided that day into a couple of main areas. We will have almost 30 items on display as part of our Silent Auction. These include the wonderful themed  baskets donated and put together by ECQ Friendship Groups as well as expertly crafted quilts, a dessert of the month club, a Pfaff sewing machine, an Oliso smart iron and a design it yourself Weekend Quilt retreat. Bidding will take place all morning with winners being announced at intervals throughout.

In addition, the room will be surrounded with "Buy Now" tables loaded with items for you to purchase. These include yards and yards of fabric priced at only $4 per yard, Scrap Bags and Fat eighths ready for your next collage project, and layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs all for sale at less than half price!  We've also got lots and lots of Fat Quarters all priced at $1 each. The "Buy Now' tables will also be stocked with patterns, kits, notions and gift items and beautifully bundled packs of fabric all ready to get your next quilt started.

We have some wonderful door prize bags to give away every fifteen minutes and everyone who attends will receive a free ticket for these prizes which include gift cards, books and other goodies.

The Auction is free and open to the public so please make sure to invite anyone to join us for this spectacular event and our major fundraiser of the year!  

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Nomination Time

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It's nomination time!  We have two open Board positions at this time.  They are:

President Elect and Ways and Means

The President Elect will assist the President, Susan Stanchfield, in her various duties and also assist the First Vice President of Ways and Means, Cece Blankenship, in fundraising activities.

Ways and Means is in charge of fundraising for the guild.  In this position, you would assist Cece in our fundraising activities.

Our guild can only provide the caliber of programs and activities that we enjoy because we have great Board members and volunteers.  Volunteering in these positions is a great opportunity to get to know more of our guild members.

If you may be interested or know of another member who would be a perfect fit, please let us know.  If you would like any further information about the positions, do not hesitate to contact one of us on the Nominating Committee.  Nominations will be announced at our October meeting.

Thank you for your consideration.

Your Nominating Committee,

Debbie Timmons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 760-703-6034

Sandy Buckley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 760-402-3082

September Birthdays

Sherrie Smith         4

Julie Calvario          9

Nancy Bernardi   10

Kathy Proctor       11

Karen Bennick     12

Linda McKim        14

Robin Rose           27

Anna Kelso           30

Birthday Bags

This month is our big guild fundraiser, the Silent Auction and Mega Sale.  We will not be doing our Birthday Bag drawing in September.  If you have a September birthday, please bring your Birthday Bag to the October meeting, along with all the people who have October birthdays!

 

BUS Trips

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Quilting friends,

We had such a marvelous time on our bus trip to the Long Beach Quilt Show on Saturday, August 6.  We think we should do another one again!!!!

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Road to California Quilt Show will be here before you know it.  The show runs January 18-21, 2023.  We are planning on attending on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

We would love to have you join us.  We will start taking registration at our October 2022 meeting.  Hope you plan on joining us!

Nancy Hansen, 760-889-4492, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie Timmons, 760-703-6034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bus Coordinators

CUDDLE QUILTS

Circles are interesting.

When we draw them, there is a definite start and end.  If we did a good job, you can't tell.

Cuddle is like that, too.  If we start the circle with donations of fabric, we progress around to cutting the pieces into kits or set them aside to make backs for quilt tops.  All of our helpers, many of whom are nonmembers, gladly make up quilts, NICU's, receiving blankets, pillowcases and placemats.  These are all gathered up and distributed to the many organizations that we work with.  This in turn makes room for the next donation which makes the start and end rather blurred as we progress around.  Our orbit has a rhythm to it that is predictable.  That's actually nice because none of us wants to reinvent this particular wheel...or circle.

 

Suggested Quilt Sizes ...

Baby/Wheelchair/Angels Receiving Blankets:     40"x40"

Baby/Toddler Quilts:     40-45"x40-50"

Lap/Teens/Adults:     48-60"x60-76"

Breckenridge or San Pasqual Academy:     64-70"x76-90"

 

Workshops ...

Quilt In a Day (QIAD):   1st Thursday of each month --  9-12:30pm

El Corazon Senior Center (Oceanside):  3rd Thursday of each month -- 9-3pm

San Marcos Senior Center:   4th Monday of each month -- 9-3pm

 

Why Are Quilts Special?

CUDDLE Quilts

My Roget's Thesaurus keeps me from endless repetition which can easily put the reader to sleep.  I've come to depend on its collection of words that lead me to the ones that are just right...until now. 

I was puzzling away with why quilts are special.  I went through all those possibilities of "close to" words that define "special" and not one of them worked.

After no small amount of circular reasoning I finally got to:  "But why are quilts special?"

It has nothing to do with words.

As we create each one, our thoughts, plans and heart are fused into the fibers and threads of our finished project.  That project is donated and I think the recipients of these quilts somehow get a sense of us through our work--now that is special!--especially the heart part!

 

Suggested Quilt Sizes ...

Baby/Wheelchair/Angels Receiving Blankets:     40"x40"

Baby/Toddler Quilts:     40-45"x40-50"

Lap/Teens/Adults:     48-60"x60-76"

Breckenridge or San Pasqual Academy:     64-70"x76-90"

 

Workshops ...

Quilt In a Day (QIAD):     1st Thursday of each month --  9-12:30pm

El Corazon Senior Center (Oceanside):     3rd Thursday of each month -- 9-3pm

San Marcos Senior Center:     4th Monday of each month -- 9-3pm

 

UFO Sign Up?

CALLING ALL QUILTERS! Did you sign up for our UFO group?  It is not too late to finish one of your quilts for the quarterly drawing.  Don't give up!  You can do it!

Hey, winning a $25.00 gift certificate for Quilt In A Day is a great incentive, too.  

The quilts coming in are just lovely and we enjoy seeing your beautiful projects.  And...doesn't it feel soooo good when one is finished?

Happy Quilting, Mar & Carrie

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